IF you are still searching for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one, here are a few ideas.

Fancy a romantic cruise? City Cruises are offering a 45 minute chance to celebrate your love over a glass of Prosecco with a bag of heart shaped chocolates during a river trip. More details here.


If you prefer to stay on dry land you are spoiled for choice for that romantic meal.

As well as catering for the day itself, Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill on Foss Bridge House, Walmgate, is offering a prize of a candlelit dinner for two and a luxury weekend stay at Loch Fyne itself in Scotland for the "catch of the day" and his or her partner.

The chosen partner will have to explain in no more than 100 words why their other half is the perfect catch other than the usual lovers' compliments. More details are on www.lochfyneseafoodandgrill.co.uk/catch-of-the-day

As you would expect, Carluccio's in St Helen's Square has an entirely Italian Valentine's Day menu. https://www.carluccios.com/menus/valentines-day

The Grand Hotel on Station Rise has several options, including Rose champagne afternoon tea and a wine tasting menu. https://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/valentines-day

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The Principal Hotel next to the railway station is offering an overnight stay with a champagne dinner and breakfast with a choice of a double or a twin bed room depending on the closeness of your relationship. https://www.phcompany.com/principal/york-hotel/offers/fall-love-principal-york/

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Elsewhere, how about a romantic walk among the follies, deer park, water meadows and ruins of Fountains Abbey and Studley Park? https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden.

For those stuck in a loveless relationship, York Dungeon is offering to dump your partner for you, courtesy of its Black Jester. All it requires is for you to message him via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/YorkDungeon and he will announce the deed (first names only) via a video on the same page.

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